Crocheted Ridgeless Rows
A virtual class with Lily M Chin
Mar 31, 10:00am-12:00pm and 2:00-4:00pm CDT
Create crochet pieces worked back and forth without the “wrong side” ridge! This ridge appears on both sides, and you probably thought it inevitable. Lily moves all the ridges to the WS by working a backwards Flip stitch on the WS; no RS ridges.
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 4 weeks following the event.
Crocheting a flat piece back and forth results in every other row showing a ridge. This results in horizontal bands that all too often do not flatter, even in fancier stitches such as Shell Stitch and Seed Stitch. When working circularly (in the round) with only the Right Side facing, there is no ridge. Instead, the fabric will bias or torque and the stitches don’t line up vertically.
RS ridges need no longer be a problem. Yes, there is indeed a solution, and it’s a fairly simple one employing what Lily calls Flip stitches. We’ll try it our, not only on the basic stitches, but also on a few fancier patterned stitches as well.
You’ll leave class having learned how to crochet back and forth and produce a fabric that is smooth on one side and textured on the other! Stitches will line up vertically. Yes, it’s really that revolutionary!
Be familiar with all basic crochet stitches
• Homework swatches.
• Appropriate hook sizes and maybe one smaller and one larger.
• Crochet Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Crochet hooks of various sizes
Moderate pre-class work required.
Skill-building Basics, Special Techniques, Stitch Patterns, Tips and Hints, Trouble Shooting